Planning Department

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 William Smith

William Smith,
Director of Planning &
Community Development

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Angola, New York 14006


Town of Evans Planning Department

The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.

With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town's business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.

The Planning Division Provides:

  • Application assistance for:
    • Site Plan Review
    • Rezoning
    • Major and Minor Subdivisions
    • Special Use Permits
    • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
    • Telecommunication Towers
    • Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
  • General Assistance with:
    • Zoning and Development issues
    • The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
    • The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
    • Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
    • Agricultural Protection
    • Town of Evans Stormwater Management

Click here for the link to Town Code Chapter 200, Article XIII SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS


Southtowns Regional Chamber breakfast 2nd Friday of Every other Month. The Next Meeting will be This Friday the 10th from 8:30am-9:30am at Cala's Kitchen in Derby. This is a good opportunity for members of our business community to network and build connections with others.
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The Planning Division office staff includes:

  • William Smith, Director of Planning and Community
  • Debra L. Wilson, Planning Clerk
  • Clark Patterson Lee - Planning Consultant
  • Mary Hosler, Supervisor – Town Board Liaison

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Steve Bremer
Stormwater Management Officer

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Angola, New York 14006

New Stormwater Regulations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has new regulations to prevent contamination of stormwater which apply to the Town of Evans. The regulations apply to specific areas of the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). This page includes a description of new laws the Town has enacted; links to the laws, the map of the regulated area, and other stormwater related documents and websites; a description of current permitted construction projects; and a form for comments or complaints on stormwater related items.

New Laws

To comply with new regulations to prevent contamination of stormwater, the Town has adopted two new laws:

Local Law #6 of 2007- Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC)

This law prevents the contamination of stormwater from construction site runoff. It includes a provision for the Town to conduct inspections of permitted construction sites.
icon Local Law #6 for Erosion and Sediment Control

Local Law #7 of 2007- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE):

This law prevents contamination of stormwater by preventing illicit discharges which are contaminants to the storm sewer system. Contaminants include sediment, chemicals or sanitary waste. The law provides for enforcement to track down and eliminate these discharges.
icon Local Law #7 to Prohibit Illicit Discharges

Reports, Documents and Forms

icon Town of Evans Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)


pdf 2018 MS4 Annual Report
pdf 2017 MS4 Annual Report
pdf 2016 MS4 Annual Report
  pdf 2015 Annual Stormwater Report
icon  pdf 2014 Annual Stormwater Report
pdf 2013 Annual Stormwater Report
icon pdf 2012 Annual Stormwater Report
icon pdf 2011 Annual Stormwater Report
pdf 2010 Annual Stormwater Report
pdf 2009 Annual Stormwater Report
icon pdf 2008 Annual Stormwater Report
icon  pdf 2007 Annual Stormwater Report

icon Town of Evans Outfalls
icon Comment/Complaint Form for Stormwater Issues

Current Permitted Construction Projects

These projects are permitted by the NYSDEC because they meet certain guidelines such as disturbing more than one acre of land:

Rainwater Barrel
Rain Barrel Use & Installation Guide



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